A Toolkit for Implementing Share Tables in Municipal Schools

Linda Breggin
Sarah Backer
Margaret Badding
Jessica Sugarman
Date Released
September 2023
Front cover of a toolkit for share tables in municipal schools.

Share tables, also known as “sharing tables,” are designated areas within schools where students can place or return whole or unopened food and drinks they do not want. Students who want additional food can enjoy the items during the meal service at no cost. Accordingly, share table programs can help reduce food waste while enabling students from food-insecure households to access healthy foods more easily. Many schools across the country have instituted share tables.

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